Jones Day wants to keep the black box governing its partnership compensation intact as a long-running “dad bias” suit against the firm inches forward, arguing in a filing Aug. 27 that there’s no reason to reveal financial information for over 100 partners until after a determination about the firm’s liability has been made.

Former associate Mark Savignac, now at Steptoe & Johnson, wants the information in order to establish the long-term loss of earnings attached to his 2019 dismissal from the firm, which he alleges was retaliation for him raising issues with Jones Day’s parental leave policy.